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Gearing up for Formula Drift Long Beach has always been a journey. Planning travel time and meeting locations can get sort of hectic when you have several individuals involved, but it’s always worth it to come together and hang out with friends and family. Me and my family travelled from Arizona earlier that week, we stayed with family in Southern California. The anticipation of the event had me more giddy than a school girl having her first sleep over. Nevertheless we still had to compose ourselves and start our journey to downtown Long Beach. First stop was at my friends George and Justin’s house. George *Georgeasorous_wfc* owns a 91 240sx and Justin *DJ_jayone* owns the cream 02 AP1 S2000, Jon Jon *Static_e60* has the white 09 E60. Me and Rob *Robthisbaus_wfc* rode in our unclassified spaceship (Secrets) lol. After meeting up and arguing a bit (what we normally do) the testosterone wore off and we started head to Long Beach. FDLB 2015 JPEG (25 of 283) FDLB 2015 JPEG (23 of 283) FDLB 2015 JPEG (26 of 283) FDLB 2015 JPEG (27 of 283)For some strange reason we found flat rate parking that allowed us to park our cars there all day for $5.00. That never happens in LA. FDLB 2015 JPEG (38 of 283)FDLB 2015 JPEG (45 of 283) FDLB 2015 JPEG (46 of 283) FDLB 2015 JPEG (50 of 283) FDLB 2015 JPEG (51 of 283) FDLB 2015 JPEG (53 of 283) FDLB 2015 JPEG (55 of 283)After we paid for parking, I called up my long time friend Josh *Grippy_wfc* to meet up with him, his wife Jenna, and our other Justin *Kazuo_wfc* at Rock Bottom Restaurant. So we started to mob through Long Beach having laughs and cracking jokes on each other.FDLB 2015 JPEG (57 of 283) FDLB 2015 JPEG (58 of 283) FDLB 2015 JPEG (59 of 283) FDLB 2015 JPEG (60 of 283) FDLB 2015 JPEG (61 of 283) FDLB 2015 JPEG (62 of 283)Whoa! On our stroll to the restaurant we spotted a couple clean Nissans. The red 180 S13 seemed to be well equipped for street duty, but as soon as I was done drooling over this clean S13 I turned my attention to the white S15 Silvia. This Silvia was mild in appearance but the owner of this car couldn’t hide the massive intercooler, makes one wonder how many ponies this car had trapped under the hood.  FDLB 2015 JPEG (65 of 283) FDLB 2015 JPEG (66 of 283) FDLB 2015 JPEG (67 of 283)FDLB 2015 JPEG (70 of 283)FDLB 2015 JPEG (73 of 283)Lucky for us there was no wait time, Josh had grabbed us a table. This restaurant also brewed its own beer, and if you know anything about WrongFitmentCrew you would know WE LOVE BEER. After everyone greeted each other we sat down and enjoyed great food, beer, and Southern California weather.FDLB 2015 JPEG (75 of 283) FDLB 2015 JPEG (77 of 283) FDLB 2015 JPEG (78 of 283) FDLB 2015 JPEG (80 of 283) FDLB 2015 JPEG (81 of 283) FDLB 2015 JPEG (82 of 283) FDLB 2015 JPEG (83 of 283) FDLB 2015 JPEG (85 of 283) FDLB 2015 JPEG (86 of 283)FDLB 2015 JPEG (87 of 283)FDLB 2015 JPEG (88 of 283) FDLB 2015 JPEG (89 of 283) FDLB 2015 JPEG (90 of 283) FDLB 2015 JPEG (92 of 283)Now that our stomachs had been supplied with burgers and beers we walked back to the cars to start heading in for Offset Kings.FDLB 2015 JPEG (94 of 283) FDLB 2015 JPEG (95 of 283) FDLB 2015 JPEG (96 of 283) FDLB 2015 JPEG (97 of 283) FDLB 2015 JPEG (98 of 283) FDLB 2015 JPEG (99 of 283) FDLB 2015 JPEG (100 of 283) FDLB 2015 JPEG (101 of 283) FDLB 2015 JPEG (102 of 283)Now that we had made our way to the main entrance to OK the excitement started to really build up. Not only to see friends I haven’t seen in a while but also to know I was going to be right back here tomorrow basking in burnt rubber lol.FDLB 2015 JPEG (105 of 283) FDLB 2015 JPEG (106 of 283) FDLB 2015 JPEG (108 of 283) FDLB 2015 JPEG (109 of 283) FDLB 2015 JPEG (110 of 283) FDLB 2015 JPEG (111 of 283) FDLB 2015 JPEG (112 of 283) FDLB 2015 JPEG (113 of 283) FDLB 2015 JPEG (114 of 283) FDLB 2015 JPEG (115 of 283) FDLB 2015 JPEG (116 of 283) FDLB 2015 JPEG (118 of 283)Rob and Tucker checking out some photos.FDLB 2015 JPEG (120 of 283)Rob is a man of many talents as seen here posing on Georges 240 lol. FDLB 2015 JPEG (122 of 283) FDLB 2015 JPEG (123 of 283)Friday night went as planned had a great time hanging out with the homies. Plenty of laughs and more memories to reflect on. Now that Saturday morning is here, first order of business was breakfast and there is no other place around that could beat Roscoe’s. So of course it was everyone’s number 1 choice. My wife Jay has been to Roscoe’s with me several times before but this was my sons first time. Lets just say Roscoe’s did not disappoint Eli.FDLB 2015 JPEG (125 of 283) FDLB 2015 JPEG (126 of 283) FDLB 2015 JPEG (127 of 283) FDLB 2015 JPEG (128 of 283) FDLB 2015 JPEG (129 of 283) FDLB 2015 JPEG (130 of 283) FDLB 2015 JPEG (131 of 283) FDLB 2015 JPEG (132 of 283) FDLB 2015 JPEG (133 of 283)Justin was a bit upset with me because I was talking trash about the San Francisco Giants cap! I mean what did he expect I’m a Dodger fan. *Yeezy Shrug*FDLB 2015 JPEG (138 of 283) FDLB 2015 JPEG (139 of 283) FDLB 2015 JPEG (140 of 283) FDLB 2015 JPEG (141 of 283) FDLB 2015 JPEG (142 of 283)After breakfast it was time to enjoy the event. This year seems to be one of the best FDLB yet. FDLB 2015 JPEG (144 of 283) FDLB 2015 JPEG (145 of 283) FDLB 2015 JPEG (146 of 283) FDLB 2015 JPEG (147 of 283) FDLB 2015 JPEG (149 of 283) FDLB 2015 JPEG (150 of 283) FDLB 2015 JPEG (151 of 283) FDLB 2015 JPEG (152 of 283)FDLB 2015 JPEG (198 of 283)FDLB 2015 JPEG (199 of 283) FDLB 2015 JPEG (200 of 283) FDLB 2015 JPEG (201 of 283) FDLB 2015 JPEG (202 of 283) I LOVE SPARCO PRODUCTS!!!! FDLB 2015 JPEG (225 of 283) FDLB 2015 JPEG (226 of 283)Get Nuts Laboratory’s S14.5 this thing is bananas!FDLB 2015 JPEG (228 of 283) FDLB 2015 JPEG (229 of 283) FDLB 2015 JPEG (231 of 283) FDLB 2015 JPEG (232 of 283)Daigo Saito plotting, you know that thing Ninjas do. FDLB 2015 JPEG (237 of 283) FDLB 2015 JPEG (238 of 283)Vaugh Gittin Jr always a great sport meeting with his fans and signing merchandise. FDLB 2015 JPEG (243 of 283)Hert and company up to no good hahahaha.FDLB 2015 JPEG (246 of 283)Masashi Yokoi talking about his S15 to a couple fans at the Yokohama Pit. This guy does mad work and it doesn’t seem fitting to call him a ROOKIE, but he actually is a FD newcomer this year. Please do your homework on Mr.Yokoi he is not new drifting.FDLB 2015 JPEG (253 of 283)FDLB 2015 JPEG (255 of 283) FDLB 2015 JPEG (256 of 283) FDLB 2015 JPEG (258 of 283) FDLB 2015 JPEG (260 of 283) FDLB 2015 JPEG (261 of 283) FDLB 2015 JPEG (262 of 283)Eli had the opportunity to sit in Mats Baribeau’s Mark II.FDLB 2015 JPEG (268 of 283)Of course I couldn’t leave out FDLB 2015 winner Fredric Aasbo and his TC.FDLB 2015 JPEG (278 of 283) FDLB 2015 JPEG (282 of 283)

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A name you have probably heard of but never understood, MOONEYES. Dedicated to the life, love, music & cars every year this meet is anticipated by many and attended by all. From hot rods to rat rods, Harley to triumph it was all here. Bagged and static was not a foreign concept to these people as they understood exactly what REAL fitment is all about. Being a part of this event and experience was mind blowing because of the craftsmanship these people put into their cars. Many of you stance heads can relate to many of them because of blood, sweat and tears you put into your personal builds. As you scroll down this immense selection of photography try and pay mind to the small things because every time I walked around to see the cars/bikes I found something new every pass. From pennies to welds, rosaries to serapes (Mexican blanket) the culture lives and breathes through their mind, souls and bodies.

We are used to such things as trailer queens, but that didn’t exist today. all race cars and gassers were DRIVEN to and from the meet. Feeling the rumble in my chest was an unforgettable experience and I wish you could have been there with me. But for now all I can say is if you ever get a chance to be a part of something like this, take it because you wont be disappointed.

“hey camera guy!” is where my day got interesting and made some new friends. Being introduced left and right to new people and getting up close and personal with the loves of their lives, the cars. This select group of people reminded me a lot of WFC in the simple fact that they go to shows, chill with fam along with possible consumption of adult beverage. “as long as your cool and about good vibes your more then welcome to hang with us” This quote to me is what the automobile world has always been about but of course over the years like everything else it gets mangled and twisted until its sadly forgotten.

I was told by a few of these guys that this is all they know, they don’t have friends or homies. All they have is family and wouldn’t want it any other way. Working 40+ hours a week for the dough to go straight to the ride. Familiar eh? those of you reading this are probably nodding your heads in agreement. But I could ramble about this all day, for now I just want you to feast your eyes on some raw, graphic automobile and motorcycle content that should only be done sitting down because possible passing out may occur.

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510 Definitely showin up for the JDM crowd. Pleased beyond belief

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“mmmmm…”

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bad little Ford Econoline!

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The seriousness in this vehicle make you cry

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see I told you!

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The Bag Man holding down  a solo spot at the next door burger joint. You already know and see he laying frame. Gap doesn’t exist here

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IT DOES EXIST!

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one of the sickest color schemes at the event and was also driven

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bananas. That’s all I can say

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Yes that’s the cockpit. Be amazed, but keep a hanky near by and possible change of pants.

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For those of you in the Downey/Norwalk are you might recognize this car or see it chillin down woodruff on the blvd. Definitely a work of art!

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Oh Haaayyy!

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This little red Chevy putting it down for all OG trucks in the building

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RAT FINK TAIL LIGHT!

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Tailer!? that’s poppycock! I’m going the same way I came, DRIVING.

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ME TOO!

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gasser chillin, getting some custom love

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Hand painted MOONEYES going down right here. This guys hand was so precise it looked like a sticker

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MOONEYES GARAGE!

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Read the sign!

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Ford putting it down parked solo away from all the craze.

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Beastin GMC with curb checkers

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some frame lovin’ on this wagon! custom sun shades and then some

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Read it and weep!

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ALWAYS RESPECT THE VAN.

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The beast, hauling a custom trailer from way back in the day. Trailer can be seen in photo below

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Jeremy’s pops bike, all custom work, none of that production mess.

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The boys straight chillin on a beautiful So-Cal Saturday afternoon, thanks for having me guys!

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Uh-oh…

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Gabriel’s beauty, He has owned it for a few years and I must say the work on this thing is ridiculous from top to bottom.

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Air on all 4 corners so this thing lays frame!

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This candied roof and pin striping was crazy in the son and all done by hand of course

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those fins<3

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HORSEPOWER.

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One of the Sickest Bonneville’s you will ever see in your life with one of the coolest owners yet

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A slightly lower view and yes that’s the owner in the picture. Supporting FM all day!

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RESPECT THE VAN.

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Spot for the day hangin with the OG’s

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Jeremy’s Pops chillin’ with his baby girl. Insane detail on this beast

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some of the masterminds behind these cars/bikes and always ready for a photo I must say

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Cause they could care less about life, They high jacked a boom lift.

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The Worlds Smallest Tail Light “they said I needed a tail light so I installed one”

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GO HOME BARBIE YOU’RE DRUNK!

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